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Senior Contract Specialist

The Presidio Trust is actively seeking Senior Contract Specialist. Once an Army Base, the Presidio of San Francisco is now a new kind of national park. The 1,500-acre Presidio is richly layered in history, is a natural oasis for wildlife, plants, and people, and offers iconic views known around the world. In its third decade as a park, public awareness and enjoyment of this exceptional place continues grow. 


The Senior Contract Specialist performs the full range of pre-award, post-award, and contract administration work on a broad spectrum of complex contracts including a wide range of medium to large construction, professional services, Interagency Agreements, and Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity. 


Our ideal candidate has outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, and a professional knack for applying broad administrative, financial, and analytical principles, practices, and laws and embraces the opportunity to work in a team-oriented department. 


This is a full-time role with benefits.  Applications received by August 31, 2021 will receive first consideration. 



  • Perform pre-award contract activities, develop contracting plan, resourcing, interface with various user groups (engineering, construction, operations) in support of preparation of RFP’s/IFB’s.  
  • Conduct pre-bid meetings/job walks, bid evaluations and price negotiations, award recommendations, and contract execution. 
  • Coordinate negotiation of contract terms and conditions. 
  • Perform all facets of post award contract administration. 
  • Administer changes to contracts including claim mitigation/resolution. 
  • Proactively works with contractors/consultants to ensure contract compliance; ensures reporting and contract requirements are met and Trust invoices and supporting documents are submitted and/or issued in a timely manner. 
  • Monitor Davis Bacon/Service Contract Act prevailing wage rates where applicable. 
  • Perform contract close out of tasks including resolution of outstanding contract issues, final invoices and contractor performance evaluations. 
  • Renews, extends, and updates agreements with partnering agencies. 
  • Interface with Trust management with respect to contracting and bidding activities. 
  • Use a variety of construction contract formats including Guaranteed Maximum Price (“GC at Risk”), Lump Sum, Not to Exceed, Design/Build models. 
  • Assist the Associate Director of Contracting in working with the Trust’s General Counsel’s office to develop new contract formats and ensure proper document language. 
  • Support the Associate Director of Contracting in mentoring and training Contracting Branch personnel. 
  • Bids and awards contracts; Prepares solicitations, modifications and amendments. 
  • Other duties as assigned.  

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree; AND  
  • At least five (5) years of relevant experience with a wide variety of contract types; preparing, managing solicitations and negotiating contracts. 
  • Advanced negotiation and interpersonal skills. 
  • Demonstrated computer literacy in word processing and spread sheets (MS Office), experience with contract management systems or similar systems. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to function in an environment of flexibility and creativity.  
  • Adaptability/resilience, innovation, and integrity. 
  • Strong customer service skills and ability to collaborate and work with others. 
  • Formal presentation skills, innovative, integrity, decision making skills, excellence and business acumen. 
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, rules and regulations that govern public procurement/contracting. 

Desired Qualifications 

  • Variety of contract services, e.g. construction, human resources, information technology, marketing, maintenance, engineering.  
  • Knowledge of Oracle ERP Financial System  


About the Presidio Trust Finance and Administration Team 

Our Finance and Administration Team is a diverse group of professionals. As part of a one-of-a-kind organization, the team brings together innovative private sector strategies while following federal policies and guidelines to develop and maintain the Presidio Trust's budget, support all accounting and reporting activities, and ensure the park is self-sufficient and continues to be available for all visitors. 


Background Investigation 

The Presidio Trust has identified this position as subject to an employment background investigation, which shall consist of a review of applicable county, state, and Federal criminal and civil records, state bankruptcy indexes and a credit report. An individual’s granting of an investigation and resulting report is voluntary. However, employment in this sensitive position is contingent upon the successful completion of an investigation. The Presidio Trust may refuse to hire an individual, may rescind an offer of employment to an individual, or may review and terminate the employment of a current employee not successfully completing the investigation. 



This position may require the completion of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Form 278, Public Financial Disclosure Report, both as a New Entrant into the position and annually thereafter. The purpose of the financial disclosure system is to assist employees and their agencies in avoiding conflicts between official duties and private financial interests or affiliations.